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October 2015

Focus on autism must broaden to include non-binary genders

by  /  19 October 2015

It’s past time for mainstream discussions of ‘women with autism’ to recognize that a significant portion of the autistic community identifies as gender-queer or non-binary.

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September 2015
Week of SeptemberSep
21st
2015

Funding frenzy; personal pledge

by  /  25 September 2015

A $13 million grant from the National Institutes of Health aims to help to make stem cell models of autism, and the ‘unaffected sibling’ of a girl with autism pledges to advance the field.

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The children who leave autism behind

by  /  7 September 2015

Some children shed the symptoms of autism and eventually lose their diagnosis. What sets them apart?

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August 2015

Book review: “Neurotribes” recovers lost history of autism

by  /  25 August 2015

Steve Silberman’s new book, “Neurotribes,” recounts his 15-year quest to understand “the legacy of autism.”

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Week of AugustAug
17th
2015

Spotted: Phony reviews; tracking trials

by  /  21 August 2015

Springer pulled 64 studies over faked peer reviews, and positive clinical trial results are hard to find.

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July 2015

Session VI: Joseph Buxbaum on animal models

23 July 2015

Watch the replay of Joseph Buxbaum’s Summer Institute session on the current state and potential of animal models for autism research.

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Week of JulyJul
13th
2015

Spotted: Identity crisis; chemical restraint

by  /  17 July 2015

Autism labels incite controversy, and a report exposes overmedication of people with autism.

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Session V: Jeremy Veenstra-VanderWeele on drug treatments

16 July 2015

Watch the replay of Jeremy Veenstra-VanderWeele’s Summer Institute session on research pathways to pharmacological treatments for autism.

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Session IV: Matthew State on the genetics of autism

9 July 2015

Watch the replay of Matthew State’s Summer Institute session highlighting what is known about the underlying genetics of autism.

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Early therapy may seed lasting gains in children with autism

by  /  9 July 2015

Children with autism who receive two years of intensive therapy as toddlers appear to maintain their social and behavioral gains two years later, suggests a new study. But some researchers are skeptical that the findings will hold true outside of a clinical trial setting.

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